Monthly Archives: April 2011

Hero and villain of the week: 30/4/11

I haven’t done a Hero and Villain post for a few weeks. Unfortunately there has been no shortage of villains, but heroes have been a bit thin on the ground, and my intention with this category was to always balance … Continue reading

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Smokes and mirrors

If one were to assess the importance of issues facing Australian society simply by column inches and the shrillness of politicians’ voices, one might be forgiven for thinking that the biggest threats to our environment, economy and indeed, our very … Continue reading

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Footballers behaving badly … again

I don’t know about you, but I’m getting very sick of seeing, on average once a week, the spectacle of a footballer, dressed in suit and club tie, looking contrite for the TV cameras and reading from a prepared script … Continue reading

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PM’s opposition to gay marriage out of line

The Prime Minister, asked recently whether she would support same-sex marriage, replied that she is ‘on the conservative side of that argument’, claiming that she opposes gay marriage on the grounds that marriage as it stands – that is, the … Continue reading

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